Best of 2013 - Drum & Bass

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2013 has been a cracking year for drum & bass, so many big tunes, albums & club night's. I even went back to buying vinyl! Special mention must go to the amount of quality tech tunes that were released, My top 10 could easily have just featured those.

Below is my list & if you get time, please post yours!

Top 20 tunes (too many to do a top 10!)

1) Botfly - Audio - Virus
2) Twisted - Phace & Misanthrop feat Mefjus
3) Gambino - DC Breaks - Ram
4) Nothing can replace - Seba - Secret operations
5) Searching - Kove - MTA
6) Unofficial Jah - Dom & Roland - Metalheadz
7) Riot - Gridlok & Prolix - Project Trendkill
8) Contemporary - Mefjus & Icicle - Critical
9) Liberation - Enei & Emperor - Critical
10) Close to me - Calibre - Signature
11) Alone - The Upbeats - Vision
12) Step up - Jonny L - Spearhead
13) Music is better - Break - Symmetry
14) Lost contact - Ulterior Motive - Metalheadz
15) Take you higher - Wilkinson - Ram
16) Under the sun - Seba - Subtitles
17) Headroom VIP - Audio - Virus
18) Greed of gain - Misanthrop - Neosignal
19) Begin - Emperor - Critical
20) Mythos - Mefjus & Inside info - Ram

Best albums

1) Force of nature - Audio - Virus
2) Project Trendkill - Gridlok & Prolix - TK
3) Primitive Technique - The Upbeats - Vision
4) Lazers not included - Wilkinson - Ram
5) Spill - Calibre - Signature

Best compilation

1) Nightlife 6 - Andy C - Ram (Can it really be anything else! Amazing mixes and best NL yet)
2) Variations on black - BSE - Blackout
3) Way of the warrior 2 - Various - Shogun Audio

Fav producer
Audio - What a year for him, amazing single releases inc remixes and a stunning album. Goes from strength to strength

Personal highlight
Andy C at Ram Brixton and hearing Under the sun / Stepped outside! What a moment.
 
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Clarity - Constant
Bungle - Aura
Gremlinz - Apache
ST Files - Eric Bristow
Stray - Akina
Stray - Prof Popper
Calibre - Start Again
Rhyming In Fives - With You
Skeptical - Frozen
Thing - Raggae Music
Chimpo - Buzzin
Detail - Days Go By
They Live - What We Promise
Eastcolors - Rock Fella
Fracture - Better Than Tomorrow
Addison Groove and Sam Binga - Rzor
Moresounds - Riddim Again
Lynx - Balloons
Frequency - Tubular
M Zine and Scepticz - Bloodspread
Overlook - Three Shards
Overlook - Clouds
Escher - Rugged
Machinedrum - Eyesdontlie
Rockwell - Back Again
Queensway - Run
Bredren - The Truth
Sam KDC - Catacomb
Indigo - Volta
Synth Sense - Trapped Within A Circuit
Homemade Weapons - Beowulf
Gremlinz - Ruff Age
House of Black Lanterns - Me, You, Metropolis
Stray - Follow You Around
Stray - Wired
Ruffhouse - The Foot
Seba - Too Much Too Soon
Paradox - I Led You
Ean - We R Fucked
Fracture - Clissold (Machinedrum Remix)
Om Unit - Jaguar
Phil Tangent - Squaring The Circle
Foreign Concept and Stray - Bang It
Synkro - The Way
Gremlinz - After Dark (J Kenzo Remix)
Andy Pain and Z Connection - Planetary Nebula
Digital and Spirit - Original Rockers
Reza - Thaw
 
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Top 20 tunes:

01/ Ulterior Motive - Lost Contact
02/ InsideInfo & Mefjus - Mythos
03/ DC Breaks - SWAG
04/ Seba - Under The Sun
05/ Hazard - Time Tripping
06/ Rockwell - Detroit
07/ Rene LaVice - Perfect World
08/ Teddy Killerz - Violence
09/ Technimatic - The Unspoken
10/ Phace & Noisia - MPD
11/ Bungle - Aura
12/ Frankee - Black Heart
13/ Mtwn - Genji
14/ Nu:Logic - Morning Light
15/ Camo & Krooked - All Night
16/ Wilkinson - Take You Higher
17/ Detail & Tiiu - Days Go By
18/ Artificial Intelligence - What You Had
19/ Break - Steam Train
20/ Konichi - Silent E

Top 20 remixes:

01/ Black Sun Empire feat. Foreign Beggars - Dawn Of A Dark Day (Receptor Remix)
02/ Snow Ghosts - And The World Was Gone (Calibre Remix)
03/ Shapeshifter - Gravity (Lenzman Remix)
04/ SpectraSoul - Sometimes We Lie (DLR Remix)
05/ Philip TBC - Galactic (BTK Remix)
06/ Black Sun Empire & Jade - Deadhouse (InsideInfo & Mefjus Remix)
07/ Jubei - Say Nothin' (Rockwell Remix)
08/ Seba - Never Let You Go (Blu Mar Ten Remix)
09/ Usual Suspects - Killa Bees (InsideInfo Remix)
10/ Sunchase - As We Look (Teddy Killerz & Malk Remix)
11/ Chase & Status - Lost & Not Found (Kove Remix)
12/ Eastcolors - Watch Out (Enei Remix)
13/ Xtrah - Cyrax (Break Remix)
14/ LSB - Overthinking (Enei Remix)
15/ LTJ Bukem - Music (Technicolour Rework)
16/ James Zabiela - Perseverance (S.P.Y Remix)
17/ Example - All The Wrong Places (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)
18/ Dizzee Rascal - I Don't Need A Reason (Mampi Swift Remix)
19/ Black Sun Empire - Arrakis (Noisia Remix)
20/ Torqux - Blazin' (Dimension Remix)

Top 10 albums:

01/ Frederic Robinson - Mixed Signals
02/ Etherwood - Etherwood
03/ BCee - Lost & Found
04/ Camo & Krooked - Zeitgeist
05/ The Upbeats - Primitive Technique
06/ Audio - Force Of Nature
07/ Nu:Logic - What I've Always Waited For
08/ Hybrid Minds - Mountains
09/ Rawtekk - Sprouted & Formed
10/ Chase & Status - Brand New Machine

Top 5 compilations:

01/ Andy C - Nightlife 6
02/ Friction - Fabriclive 70
03/ VA - Sine Language
04/ VA - Variations On Black
05/ VA - Way Of The Warrior 2
 

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Quick top 20, no order

Random Movement - Down Somehow
Fracture - Sick Wid It
Dimension - Synth City
Optiv & BTK - Drop the Funk
Loxy & Isotone - Ancients (Skeptical Remix)
Hazard - Time Tripping
Nitri - Searching (Break Remix)
Loadstar - Be There
Chords - Biting Point
InsideInfo & Mefjus - Mythos
InsideInfo & Mefjus - Blunt
Wilkinson - Take You Higher
Phace & Noisia - MPD
James Zabiela - Perseverance (S.P.Y Remix)
Stray - Prof Popper
Artificial Intelligence - You Can Dream (feat. Steo)
Kove - Incognito (feat. Jerome Thomas)
Dom & Roland - Outta Endz
ShockOne - Infinity's Silence
Sam Binga - AYO (feat. Redders)
 

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Top Tracks:
1/ Audio - Headroom VIP
2/ B.S.E & Jade - Deadhouse (Mefjus & Inside Info Remix)
3/ Emperor - Begin (ft. Georgia Yates)
4/ Audio - Mudshark
5/ Icicle - Anxious
6/ Calyx & TeeBee - Strung Out VIP
7/ Joe Ford - Instrument
8/ Sigma ft. Doctor - Rudeboy
9/ NickBee - Third Entity
10/ Enei ft. Chimpo - Headtop
11/ Maztek - Limber
12/ Dub Phizix ft. Strategy - I'm a Creator
13/ Mefjus & Icicle - Contemporary
14/ Rockwell - Detroit
15/ Misanthrop - Greed of Gain
16/ Phace - Shitstorm
17/ Noisia & Evol Intent - The Liquid
18/ Phillip T.B.C - Galactic (BTK Remix)
19/ DC Breaks - Swag
20/ Hazard - Time Tripping
21/ Nu:Logic - Tripping in Space
22/ Wilkinson - Heartbeat (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)
23/ Inside Info & Mefjus - Mythos
24/ Frankee - Black Heart
25/ Audio - Bag of Bones

Anything after no. 3 is just a random order. You might be able to tell I quite like Audio...
Highlight has to be either Andy C 4 hour set in Leeds, or Andy C's set or Emperor b2b Mefjus at Outlook Festival
 

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Re: Best of 2013 - Drum & Bass

Couple of tracks from a quick flick through my itunes - tried to include some more early 2013 as well. There was so much more this year though! Always is.

Camo & Krooked - All Night/Move Around
The Upbeats - Alone (Fourward Remix)
Noisia & Calyx & Teebee - Hyenas
Break - Music Is Better
Break - Love So True VIP
Kove - Searching
Dimension - Synth City
Technimatic - Evening Loop
In Lightspeed - Chords
Shock One - Home/Universes
High Contrast - Some Things Never Change
Maduk - Feel Good/Don't Be Afraid
Birdy - Wings (Nu:Logic Remix)
TC - Get Down Low
Seba - Under The Sun
Ad-Apt - Need Your Love (BCee Remix)
Spoken - Etherwood
Liz E - The Last Time
Plan B - Playing With Fire (High Contrast Remix)
Emperor - Begin/She Said

What I've Always Waited For (Dusk -> Day & Night, Memories, Everlasting Days, Morning Light... Just wow!)
Zeitgeist - Loving every second of it. Hope there will be something in future D&B I can enjoy as much.

Discovery of the year, for me, Break! Been getting into his stuff a lot since Love So True VIP. Very late on this one haha. It's quite nice, if you don't know of/appreciate something at first and then it turns out to be awesome. Just like finding a new tune, without having to wait for a release :) Keeps happening to me recently.

And 5 non D&Bs from 2013 I could listen to all day:

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Lemaitre - Relativity 3
Moderat - II
Phoenix - Entertainment
Uppermost - Revolution
 
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Top 20

1. Dom & Roland - Outta Endz
2. Mako, Fields, Hydro & Villem - Celestine
3. Emperor - Solar
4. DLR - Tugboat
5. Survival & Silent Witness - Tracer
6. Survival - Didgy
7. Nymfo - Woodpecker
8. Quadrant & Subsonik - Pyramid Scheme
9. Jubei - Rufige 11
10. DC Breaks - SWAG
11. Break - Steam Train
12. Machinedrum - Gunshotta (Om Unit VIP)
13. Loadstar - Be There
14. RoyGreen & Protone - Break
15. Gridlok & Prolix - Snowed In
16. Sam Binga Ft. Redders - AYO
17. Survival - Dub Soldier
18. Chase & Status - Gangsta Boogie VIP
19. Billain - Boogie
20. Stealth - Scrummage
 

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30 for a start lol, too many wicked tunes this year:

DC Breaks - Gambino
Enei & Emperor - Liberation
The Upbeats - Alone (Fourward rmx)
Break - Music is better
Ulterior Motive - Lost contact
Ulterior Motive - Gang Rule
InsideInfo & Mefjus - Mythos
Frankee & Basher - Weep
Break & DLR - We'll See
DLR - Pain
Foreign Concept - Tag Team
Detail & Tiiu - Days Go By
Random Movement - Down Somehow
Optiv & BTK - Malfunction
Hazard - Time Tripping
Nitri - Searching (Break Remix)
Jubei & SP MC - State of the Art
Dom & Roland - Outta Endz
Rawtekk - Photon Recruits
Stealth & Altair - You Do Me Wrong
Sam Binga - AYO (feat. Redders)
Eastcolors - Watch Out (Enei rmx)
C4C - Peepshow (Audio Remix)
Bladerunner - Fusion
Maztek – Limber
Survival & Silent Witness ft Cern - Tracer
Kove - Gone
Audio - Beacon
Emperor - She Said
Homemade Weapons & Gremlinz ‎– After Dark
 

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top 10 jump up

hoogs - soil fragments
nu elementz + profile - comes in 3's
ego trippin - evil place
premium - snakes + blaggers
rowney + propz - squirm
tyke + prestige - cowboy desperado
version - big guy
sonus - golden spy
fineprint - skin
dj rusty - backyard mentalit


top 10 liquid

simplification, scott allen + sunny crimea - heaven sent
florian + pulsaar - funk brothers
donnie dubson - muted horns
marvel cinema - weight watchers
rowpieces + soul cube - profound peace
sunny crimea - little visions
atmos t - fireglo
boosta + atmos t ft. nicole - low down
ms dos - earthling
static - what you find
 

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Dabs - Objection
Survival & Silent Witness - Speed Bag
Survival & Silent Witness - Paddy
Break - Steam Train
Alix Perex - Blueprint
Audio - Carcass
Maztek - Crank it UP
DLR & Break - We'll See
Hybris, Quadrant, D-Struct & Iris - Graphene
Gamma - 2347
Fre4knc - Full Measure
DLR, Hydro, Mako & Villem - The Formula
Survival - Didgy
Survival - Timber
Gerra & Stone - Back Hand
Ruffhouse & Clarity - Persecute
Ulterior Motive - Gang Rule
Break - Music is Better
Xtrah - Groove Shadow
Brenden - The Truth
 

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Top 25. First 10 or so are in order sort of.

Fields, Hydro, Mako & Villem - Celestine
Random Movement - Down Somehow
Kove - Gone (and the 6am mix)
Anile - Another Year
Emperor & Centra - Solar
InsideInfo & Mefjus - Mythos
Stealth - Nanite
BCee - Let it Go
ASC - Distance Between Us
Jaydan - She's Heaven
Halogenix - Each His Own
Kryptic Minds - Burnt To Ashes
Fields - On Your Own
Icicle - Dumbstep
Stray - Prof Popper
Hybris, Quadrant, D-Struct & Iris - Graphene
Kid Drama - In Mind
Silent Witness - Ballistix
Stealth - Wrong Un
Stealth - Nightfall
Stealth & Altair - Yo Do Me Wrong
Stealth - Scrummage
Stray - Matchsticks
Emperor - Begin
LSB - Overthinking (Enei Remix)

Yeah I've really been into Stealth recently.
 

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In no order

Survival - Didgy
Hazard - Time Tripping
Snow Ghosts - And The World Was Gone (Calibre Remix)
Random Movement - Down Somehow
FD - Luisas Smile
Break - Steam Train
Mefjus - Contemporary
Enei & Emperor - Liberation
Mefjus - Cypher
Hybris - Gravitron
Break & DLR - We'll See
Jubei - Block Code
Fre4knc - Tubular
Fre4knc - Beastbox
Ulterior Motive - Lost Contact
Brother - So Blue (Command Strange & Intelligent Manners Remix)
The Upbeats - Alone (Fourward Remix)
Phil Tangent - Squaring The Circle
 

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Loadstar - Stepped Outside
Stray - Matchsticks
Stealth - Scrummage
Jubei ft SP MC - State of the Art
Ulterior Motive - Lost Contact
Ivy Lab & Hydro Ft. Frank Carter III & Lucy Annika - Make It Clear
Mr Explicit - Black Dragon
Mr Explicit - 12 Strikes of Pai Mei
Spectrasoul - Hearts
Critical Impact ft. Jakes – Illa
Alix Perez ft. D.Ablo - Playing Games
BSE - Arrakis (Noisia Rmx)
Kove - Gone
Frankee - Flintstone
Noisia - MPD

All I can think of atm
 

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top 10 tunes

1) hybrid minds - Mountains
2) Hazard - Time Tripping
3) DLR - Pain
4) Break - Music is better
5) Dom and Roland - Unofficial Jah
6) Eko - Candyman
7) Nu:logic - Morning light
8) Halogenix - Raya VIP
9) Unknown Error - Rising Feat Janine Small
10) Audio - Botfly

top 5 albums
1) Hybrid Minds - Mountains
2) Dispatch Transit 2
3) Sine Language
4) Audio - Forces of Nature
5) BSE - Variations on black
 

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No Order:

1. Audio - Headroom VIP
2. Audio - Mudshark
3. Bungle - Aura
4. Camo & Krooked - Ruhepuls
5. Camo & Krooked - All Night
6. DC Breaks - Swag
7. DC Breaks - Gambino
8. Etherwood - Begin By Lettin Go
9. Frederic Robinson - Theme Park
10. Rockwell - Detroit
11. Fourward - Sewer Run
12. DJ Hazard - Time Tripping
13. Survival - Didgy
14. Random Movement - Down Somehow
15. I Am Legion - Make Those Move
16. The Upbeats - Falling Into Place (seriously underrated tune, vibeees)
17. Emperor - Begin
18. Bcee & Bladerunner - Fatal Attraction
19. Break - Music Is Better
20. Frankee - Black Heart
21. Loadstar - Be There
22. Need For Mirrors - Voltaire (shame this hasn't been mentioned yet!)
23. Rene LaVice - Perfect World
24. Neosignal - Sequenz (Mefjus Remix)
25. Friction & K-Tee - Jupiter (Mefjus Remix)
26. NickBee - Third Entity
27. Dimension ft. Bailey Tzuke - All I Need (Karma remix) (such a lush tune, shame it didn't get pressed)
28. InsideInfo & Mefjus - Mythos
29. Black Sun Empire feat. Foreign Beggars - Dawn Of A Dark Day (Receptor Remix)
30. Dom & Roland - Outta Endz

also petty much this:

Top 10 albums:

01/ Frederic Robinson - Mixed Signals
02/ Etherwood - Etherwood
03/ BCee - Lost & Found
04/ Camo & Krooked - Zeitgeist
05/ The Upbeats - Primitive Technique
06/ Audio - Force Of Nature
07/ Nu:Logic - What I've Always Waited For
08/ Hybrid Minds - Mountains
09/ Rawtekk - Sprouted & Formed Blu Mar Ten - Famous Lost Worlds
10/ Chase & Status - Brand New Machine Lung - Wait Less Suspense
 
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